• NYE Celebrations in the South – 2016-2017

    New Year’s Eve is the night when everything from peaches to possums drop as the South celebrates the arrival of the new year! Here’s a list of some of our favorite New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Southeast. They are listed by state and by city so please find one near you and enjoy! NEW […]

  • Georgia Christmas Lights for 2016

    Here’s our annual list of the best Christmas Lights in Georgia! The Peach State has a number of outstanding displays including the nationally recognized shows at Callaway Gardens and Stone Mountain. You will find information on these and other displays below. If you are aware of outstanding community, commercial or residential displays that we should […]

  • Christmas Lights in Alabama 2016

    Here is your list of the best Christmas Lights Displays in Alabama for 2016! We will continue to add locations up through Christmas so be sure to get out and enjoy some of the festive spirit in your area! If you know of a community, commercial or residential lighting display that we should include, be […]

  • Florida Christmas Lights for 2016

    Here’s our annual list of the best Christmas Lights in Florida! The Sunshine State has hundreds of displays large and small but this list includes some of our favorites. Be sure to watch Chipley’s Christmas Parade of Lights on www.twoegg.tv at 6 p.m. CDT/7 p.m. EDT on December 2nd to experience the fun and flavor […]

  • Christmas Train Rides in Florida, 2016

    Get out and enjoy the 2016 Christmas Season by rail! Florida has a number of wonderful Christmas Trains that run from towns large and small. The list below gives you basic information on each. Buying tickets in advance is an absolute necessity for most although the Polar Bear Express in Bristol also has general admission […]

  • The First Seminole War: 200th Anniversary Commemoration Begins

    A crowd of nearly 100 people gathered at the historic Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee, Florida, today, kicking off an 18-month commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the First Seminole War. The history of this war once figured prominently in the history books of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the nation, but times have changed. Few […]

  • Preview Chapter from “Fort Gaines, Georgia: A Military History”

    The following is a preview chapter from the new Seminole and Creek Wars related book – Fort Gaines, Georgia: A Military History. If you enjoy the preview, please consider purchasing the book at the bottom of the page. — CHAPTER ONE In the wake of Fort Jackson The establishment of Fort Gaines on the Chattahoochee River was a […]

  • Sequoyah’s Cabin sold to Cherokee Nation

    The Oklahoma Historical Society has sold the Sequoyah’s Cabin Historic Site to the Cherokee Nation in a move that will assure the permanent preservation of the original cabin and the park where it stands. The following is courtesy of the Cherokee Nation: SALLISAW, Okla. –The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the purchase and acquisition of the […]

  • Scott Massacre of 1817 was 199 years ago today

    Today marks the 199th anniversary of the first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars. A force of several hundred Red Stick Creek, Seminole and maroon (black Seminole) warriors attacked a U.S. Army supply boat under Lt. Richard W. Scott from the bank of the Apalachicola River at present-day Chattahoochee, Florida, on November 30, 1817. Scott […]